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Question: My period lasted only 2 days?


 evanje - Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:16 am

Hello,
I had protected sex (condom) a few times this month. My last period ended on about November 2. I had sex the next day, then some time the next week, and then on November 27, my period started, and it was on time (I also had sex on this day before I started bleeding). It was quite heavy, maybe even a bit heavier than usual on the 27th and 28th. On the 29th, I put a tampon in,wore it through the day and took it out when I got home around 4. Since then, Im not bleeding anymore. I woke up this morning and there was nothing on the pad. Whats wrong? Why did it only last 2 days? Could I be pregnant?
Please help

Thank you
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:24 pm

User avatar Hello,
Normal menstrual cycles are characterized by a cycle length of 28 days (+/- 7 days), a duration of flow of 4 days (+/- 2 days), and a blood loss of 40 mL (+/- 20 mL).[1]
So its quite normal for your period to last only two days. Also according to your story, there doesn't seem to be a very high possibility that you are pregnant.

Best regards.

References:
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1. Brenner PF. Differential diagnosis of abnormal uterine bleeding. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996;175(3 Pt 2):766-9.

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